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Self-paid COVID vaccine to be available in Taiwan soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin offering self-paid coronavirus vaccine doses to those who need to travel abroad as early as the end of April, according to Central Epidemic Command Cente...

Taiwan to offer COVID vaccine to 2nd, 3rd priority groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin administering coronavirus vaccine doses to people in the second and third priority groups on Monday (April 12) as the country seeks to accelerate its vac...

Over 17,000 Taiwanese have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 17,000 adults in Taiwan have received at least their first coronavirus shot as of Tuesday (April 6) as the country expanded vaccinations to all healthcare facili...

Watchdog: Lebanon's vaccination of refugees, migrants lags

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s vaccination campaign has been slow and risks leaving behind some of the country’s most vulnerable people, including Palestinian and Syrian refugees, as well as migrant workers,...

Official: Biden moving vaccine eligibility date to April 19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was set to announce Tuesday that he is shaving about two weeks off his May 1 deadline for states to make all adults eligible for coronavirus vaccines. ...

The Latest: Bangladesh enforces weeklong virus lockdown

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh began enforcing a weeklong nationwide lockdown Monday, shutting shopping malls and transportation as authorities try to stop a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths...

Foreigners in Taipei to have same COVID-19 vaccine eligibility as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Tuesday (March 23) that foreign residents of the city will have equal access to the coronavirus vaccine as their Taiwanese counterparts. ...

UK expects significant reduction in vaccine supply in April

LONDON (AP) — Public health officials in England said Wednesday that the number of people getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be “significantly constrained” from April because of a r...

Brazil wonders about whereabouts of vaccine mascot

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rumors and conspiracy theories swirled this past week regarding the whereabouts of Zé Gotinha, the mascot for the nation’s national vaccination program. The cla...

Clinics wait to vaccinate farmworkers: 'Our hands are tied'

With Georgia's sweet onion harvest approaching and COVID-19 vaccine arriving in increasing quantities from the federal government, migrant health centers around the state want to start vaccinating far...

'Falling through cracks': Vaccine bypasses some older adults

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jean Andrade, an 88-year-old who lives alone, has been waiting for her COVID-19 vaccine since she became eligible under state guidelines nearly a month ago. She assumed her casew...

The Latest: New Mexico sees its most new cases in weeks

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed an additional 659 COVID-19 infections, the highest daily case count in more than three weeks. Nearly 30% of the new c...

Asia Today: Hong Kong gets Pfizer vaccines as 2nd option

HONG KONG (AP) — Over 500,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday following a two-day delay due to export procedures, offering a second inoculation option for the cit...

Taiwan unveils new priority list for COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has divided members of the public into 10 priority groups for receiving COVID-19 vaccines, according to information posted on ...

The Latest: Sinovac delivers 1 million doses to Hong Kong

HONG KONG— China's Sinovac delivered 1 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac to Hong Kong on Friday evening. Government officials approved Sinovac’s two-dose vaccine on Thu...